Dementia has been described by experts as a "ticking time bomb" affecting thousands of people in our region.
But now a new research centre that aims to improve the detection and prevention of the disease has opened at the University of Reading.
The centre will run clinical trials in the hope of finding new treatments, as Mel Bloor reports.
Interviewees: Dr Laurie Butler - Head of the University of Reading's School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, Les Eggleton whose wife suffers from Dementia and Dr Paul Loughlin, Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age.
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